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Estate Sales Friday – Where Are You Shopping?

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Estate sale buyers are already in line as this article gets published.

Yesterday was the start of a packed house sale by Estate Escape in Huntingtown, MD., military, sterling, gold, boats, tractor etc. Here is a link to this fabulous sale click here.

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Magical Mystery Tour estate sale by Kissing It All Goodbye Estate Sales LLC in Farmers Branch, TX starts today. Click here for the link.

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Wherever your headed today be sure you have your estate sale kit, including flashlight, water, latex gloves, magnifying glass or loop, boxes and bags, newspaper or tissue paper for wrapping, and patience.

Estate Sales News is passionate about estate sales. Happy buying.

Estate Sale Of 1000+ Antique & Collectible Dolls, A Treasure Trove

Estate Sales News spoke last week with Sharon Hardison of Sharon L. Hardison And Associations Estate Liquidation Services.

Sharon told us that she started her estate sale business in southern Maryland before moving to Florida many years ago. She works with a number of local attorneys and real estate agents as well as some of the New York City auction houses.

The owner of this fantastic collection was the President of the Venice Florida Doll Club and left her home overflowing with a variety of doll collections along with gold, sterling, antique and vintage wall clocks, vintage furs, antique handbags, glass, a U-Haul truck with clear title,  china, vintage cookie jar collection, many Russian pieces and the list goes on.

Estate Sales News presents a brief slide presentation of this extraordinary news worthy sale. Sharon told Estate Sales News that she has people coming from as far away as California.

HERE IS THE LINK to the estate sale on EstateSales.NET. This sale is nationally advertised.

Gold and Silver – The rise and fall – How it affects your estate sale.

goldIn October of 2012 gold was selling at $1792.52 a troy oz. Today it is selling at $1244.29. A big change. Estate Sales companies need to stay up to date with gold and silver. There are many websites and phone numbers they can call when pricing your gold and silver for an estate sale. Of course, if you are talking about gold from Tiffany, Harry Winston or some other designer manufacturer that will influence the value greatly.

It is very important when choosing an estate sale company that you inquire if they can weigh your gold or silver, how or where they research value and design and if they can test unmarked gold for 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt or 24kt. If it is European gold it could even be 7kt. gold. A professional estate liquidator should be knowledgeable in all these areas and if not should have an expert to assist. Remember asking is your responsibility and it should be up to them to respond. If in doubt perhaps you should interview another company. It is your financial bottom line.

Questions are always welcomed at carol@estatesalesnews.com. It may take a day or so to answer, but we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.